Qatar Airways has signed a 10-year maintenance cost per hour agreement for the continued maintenance, repair and overhaul of its Airbus A330 aircraft powered by CF6-80E engines.
“This agreement will enable us to help optimize Qatar Airways’ operations and to lower cost of ownership,” said Paul McElhinney, president and chief executive officer, GE Aviation Services. “We are extending a strong relationship that goes back several decades. The CF6 engine continues to be the workhorse engine in GE’s product portfolio, and we welcome the opportunity to maintain and overhaul Qatar Airways’ CF6-80E engine fleet.”
“The CF6 engine continues to be the workhorse engine in GE’s product portfolio, and our MRO expertise will enable us to help lower Qatar’s cost of ownership with this engine line.”
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “We are pleased to be continuing our highly successful professional relationship with GE Aviation Services for the maintenance of engines on selected aircraft. This demonstrates a partnership that has gone from strength to strength.”
Source: GE Aviation
Date: Jun 19, 2013